The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago (MSI) hosts a fascinating exhibit of the heart that was created in a collaboration with XVIVO Scientific Animation. The interactive 3D model is impressive, but not everyone is willing to take a trip to Chicago’s South Side to check it out.
To allow more people to experience the virtual heart, MSI has released a free iPad app that is described as “the most amazing view of the heart you can get without rib spreaders.”
Choose from an external view or three internal views showing the heart’s valves, blood flow or electrical system at work inside the beating heart. Controls let you adjust the heart rate anywhere from 30 to 180 beats per minute, or to enable key labels identifying different areas of the heart’s structure. Learn more about the heart and circulatory system with additional information presented on the display.
Virtual Heart is not a static picture, but realistically animated and constantly beating like a live heart you can explore at multiple levels.
iTunes link: Virtual Heart